Police chief lashes out at ‘attempts to use Xinjiang to contain China’

Police chief lashes out at ‘attempts to use Xinjiang to contain China’

China’s police chief has hit out at what he called efforts to use Xinjiang to contain Beijing, as the Communist Party comes under growing pressure over its treatment of ethnic minorities in the region.

“[We] must step up international cooperation on counterterrorism and resolutely stop attempts to use Xinjiang to contain China and attempts to use terrorism to contain China,” Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi said, according to a statement from the ministry on Thursday.